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Understanding Peri-Menopause: 5 Common Symptoms and Effective Solutions

Understanding Peri-Menopause: 5 Common Symptoms and Effective Solutions

Peri-menopause is a natural phase in a woman's life that marks the transition towards menopause. It typically begins in a woman's late 30s or early 40s and can last for several years before menopause occurs. During this time, hormonal fluctuations can lead to various physical and emotional changes. In this blog, we will explore five common symptoms of peri-menopause and provide effective solutions to help women navigate this transformative period with grace and ease.

Irregular Menstrual Cycles:

One of the primary signs of peri-menopause is irregular periods. Women may experience changes in the duration, flow, or frequency of their menstrual cycles. Some may even skip periods altogether. To manage this symptom, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet, and stress reduction techniques like pilates or meditation. If the irregularity becomes bothersome or disrupts your daily life, consulting with a healthcare professional can provide further guidance and support.

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats:


Hot flashes and night sweats are hallmark symptoms of peri-menopause. These sudden and intense waves of heat can cause sweating, flushing of the skin, and a rapid heartbeat. To alleviate hot flashes, try dressing in layers to easily adjust your clothing as needed. Avoiding triggers such as spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol may also help. Additionally, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or alternative therapies like acupuncture or herbal supplements can provide relief for some women. It's crucial to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the best course of action based on your specific needs.

Mood Swings and Emotional Changes:


Hormonal fluctuations during peri-menopause can impact mood stability and emotional well-being. Women may experience mood swings, irritability, anxiety, or depression. Engaging in regular exercise, practicing stress management techniques, and seeking support from friends, family, or a therapist can be beneficial. 

Additionally, maintaining a healthy sleep schedule, ensuring proper nutrition, and considering hormone therapy or other prescribed medications can help stabilize mood and emotions.

Changes in Sexual Function:

Peri-menopause can bring changes in sexual desire, lubrication, and comfort during intercourse. Open communication with your partner is crucial during this time. Engaging in regular sexual activity or exploring new forms of intimacy can help maintain a healthy sexual relationship. Over-the-counter lubricants or moisturizers may alleviate vaginal dryness. If concerns persist, consulting with a healthcare professional can provide further guidance and potential treatments, such as hormonal or non-hormonal therapies.

Sleep Disturbances:

Many women experience sleep disturbances during peri-menopause. Falling asleep or staying asleep can become challenging due to hormonal imbalances, night sweats, or increased anxiety. Practicing good sleep hygiene by establishing a regular sleep schedule, creating a comfortable sleep environment, and avoiding stimulating activities before bed can promote better sleep. Relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing exercises or guided meditation, can help calm the mind and promote a night of restful sleep. If sleep disturbances persist, consulting with a healthcare professional can uncover underlying causes and provide tailored solutions.

While peri-menopause may present challenges, it is essential to remember that it is a natural and temporary phase in a woman's life. By understanding the common symptoms and implementing effective solutions, women can navigate this transitional period with greater ease and well-being.

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Our Menopause Support is a tincture formula that does what its name suggests. Namely, it helps relieve the symptoms associated with that difficult time of transition in a woman’s life.

• Hinged on black cohosh, a herb with phytoestrogenic qualities that works on the endocrine regulatory system, reducing hot flashes and night sweats
• With dong quai, which has been called “female ginseng”
• Includes chastetree, which works through the pituitary gland and acts as a hormone normalizer
• Has motherwort, a herb aptly named, as it has long been used for female reproductive disorders
• With memory-enhancing sage and adaptogenic rhodiola
• A formula complemented by burdock, which supports the liver and helps it clear excess hormones and reduce high estrogen levels




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  • Chasteberry is used in Herbal Medicine as a hormone normalizer to help stabilize menstrual cycle irregularities and to help relieve symptoms associated with menopause, such as hot flushes.
  • Hormone normalizer.
  • Helps to support healthy mood balance during menopause.
  • Black cohosh is used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve the pain associated with menstruation.
  • Features a combination of black cohosh, maca, chasteberry and more. 
  • Provides antioxidants.
  • Soy-free formula.

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Reduces hot flashes & night sweats
Promotes a calm mood
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Menosmart+ helps to relieve (or reduce) symptoms associated with menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats.